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    Tax-Day Glitch on IRS Website Leads to Extension

    Be a day late, but not a dollar short. The agency’s Direct Pay system, which allows Americans to pay their income taxes online, went down for much of yesterday — the final official day to file returns. In response, the IRS extended the national deadline to midnight on April 18, giving a reprieve to the 5 million people expected to file at the last minute. Direct Pay is now back online, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attributed the problem to a “high volume technical issue.”

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